~Being the Mother of a boy, last from son up...to son down~

The difference a year makes....

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

His patrol car was loaded up with clothes, food, towels, shave kit, black shoes so shiny you could see your reflection and freshly dry cleaned uniforms, complete with heavy starch(just the way he likes them) and newly added Sergent stripes.

With a hug and a few tears he was gone.....

A year ago today Chris was heading West 2 1/2 hours away from home to his new duty station. We were so unsure about anything at the time....

How long would he have to live out of bags from a hotel room?
How long would it be before he could transfer back home?
Would he be home for the upcoming holidays?
How long would it be just Kyle and I eating dinner with Chris's empty chair in between us?
And how long would it be before I went crazy missing him?

So much has changed in the past year! We survived Chris being gone for 9 months. We (barely)survived eating our Thanksgiving dinner at the Golden Corral. We survived the holidays spent apart. And Chris survived living off of fast food for 9 months!!!

With faith and trust in God, he lead us through and we survived!!!

What a difference a year makes!!!!

8 comments:

Tamela said...

Wow I can't believe is already been a year. Time flies like crazy.

Cathy said...

I've always heard it said, "What doesn't kill us, makes us stronger." I'm sure at times it seemed it would kill you, but I'm sure you are a stronger family on this side of the year.

Jules said...

That would have been so hard. I'm glad it's over and behind you. Your holidays this year will be extra special.

Mary said...

I had no idea you were apart for 9 months! That must have been so hard! With Kyle's new job he is gone a lot but he at least gets to come home on the weekends. So happy to hear you guys get to be together this holiday season! :)

T said...

I'm so glad he got that transfer back home. I know your life is more complete.

Bridget said...

So glad you are all together again :D

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

I am so glad for you! I am also glad you didn't have to move or anything!

WhisperingWriter said...

Yay, glad everything went well!

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